A group departed from Lancaster early on Saturday 14th May for the March for Life in Birmingham.
When we arrived at Victoria Square, Birmingham, several thousand supporters had already gathered from all over the country to hear speeches from pro-life campaigners and for the march itself.
Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, Bishop David McGough welcomed us, followed by Bishop Emmanuel Badejo from Nigeria who reminded us in a gentle way of the vast differences between our own abortion culture and that found in Nigeria.
The march itself was the highlight of the day with a huge number of supporters joining us through the centre of Birmingham, raising awareness among those who happened to be passing and showing clearly our stance on this most important issue.
Just before the march, one of the speakers recounted how last year she had seen this march and had cancelled her abortion as a result, saying 'thank you' to all those present last year for saving her child. During the march itself her comments helped us to see how our work was helping people to achieve happiness and really gave the event a special feeling.
After the march we joined Bishop Patrick McKinney from Nottingham in a time of silent prayer, a very powerful moment as the huge crowd fell silent and peace descended over Victoria Square.
It was a long day but well worth it, so thank you to the organisers for all your hard work.